Wine Wednesday from southern France

When I first started developing an interest in wine I learned that the Languedoc region is a great go-to place when you’re looking for good value table wines. About six months ago I had an opportunity to try my first wine from the Languedoc’s most honored wine maker, Paul Mas. I’ve recommended his Syrah and Viognier…

Wine Wednesday 2015 02 04

2012 Chardonnay Cedar Creek Kelowna, BC $17.95 Silver Medal This chardonnay has a small amount of pinot gris added to it. Lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose shows aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple and a hint of banana. Good structure. Eleven months of sur lees aging give it a creamy mouthfeel. Well…

Wine Wednesday with RonWilsonVan

I’m always on the lookout for good table wines that qualify for CheapandCheerful.ca and this new red from Australia fits the bill. The Forbidden Red Blend from Urban Myth doesn’t disclose what grapes they use but I’m sure I tasted the fruit of merlot and the pepper of shiraz. It’s a delicious medium bodied wine with…

Sip Happens on the Westside Wine Trail! 

Sip (wine). Savour (chocolate). Enjoy (the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail).   It is that time of year again when the chefs, bakers and sommeliers of the Westside Wine Trail team up for some decadent chocolate and wine pairings. Sunday, February 8th marks the fourth annual ‘Sip with Your Sweetheart’ event which will take place at eight different wineries along the wine…

The New Vintage Tickets on Sale

The Refreshed Taste Washington Event Tailored to Millennials Moves to New Date and Location   Visit Seattle and Washington State Wine expand Taste Washington weekend to include The New Vintage on Friday, March 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Created for the next generation of wine lovers, the upbeat…

BC’s Newest Wine Region Takes Flight

Kamloops Wineries Launch New Wine Association   Members include our four Kamloops Wineries:   Harpers Trail, Monte Creek Ranch, Privato Vineyard and Winery and Sagewood Winery Purpose of creating the Kamloops Wineries Association was to bring all four wineries together to collaborate and collectively market and promote the Kamloops wine region as a whole. Our…